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Sharing economy comes to farming

After the credit-rush, people everywhere are adjusting to the reality of less free cash flow.  Some 90% of  North American households are today servicing about twice as much debt on the same level of income as they earned 25 years … Continue reading

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Central banks are the master of financial disaster

Another big swing day in global markets as HFT traders go wild and the media hangs on every syllable of central bank speak. The global sell off to date has been vicious and abrupt and as usual, has knocked most … Continue reading

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Commodity countries: boom to bust

As the China miracle continues to mean-revert what many in the world had misconceived as insatiable demand, sober insights on the commodities/credit boom now busting in Australia offers similar warnings for Canada and other commodity centric nations.  See:  First the … Continue reading

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Danielle on The Financial Survival Network

Danielle was a guest today with Kerry Lutz on The Financial Survival Network talking about recent trends in the world economy and markets.  You can listen to an audio clip of the segment here.

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TED: creative problem-solving with ‘frugal innovation’

Acknowledging and accepting constraints on time, growth and resources is essential inspiration for wise solutions. Doing more with much less is the goal.  The destructive “all you can eat” mentality that assumes endless resources, is an idea whose time is … Continue reading

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Financials “defensive”?

Late in every market cycle, financial gurus who are mandated to stay fully invested in equities at all times start talking about dividend paying stocks being ‘defensive” picks in ‘corrections’. If only that were true. This chart of the Canadian … Continue reading

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